Where else can you find out about visual and material culture in Singapore?
- Signs of the times (1995) edited by Lee Chang Siang
A collection of logotypes and trademark designs of Singapore.
- The Design Society Journal (2009-)
A bi-annual magazine by The Design Society, which has articles documenting Singapore’s design history and visual culture.
- Visualising Local Identities: Post-war Graphic Design in Singapore by Leong, K. Chan
- Visualising Multi-Racialism in Singapore: Graphic Design as a Tool for Ideology and Policy in Nation Building (2011) by Leong, K. Chan
Design Issues Winter 2011, Vol. 27, No. 1
- A design of its time (2010) by Zhuang, Justin, The Design Society Journal #00: Redesigning the Parameter
A survey of the publication design of Singapore’s leading newspaper, The Straits Times, from 1959 – 2009.
- Where to next? (2010) by Zhuang, Justin, The Design Society Journal #01: Design Literacy
A look at the evolution of Singapore’s public transport information system from a basic set-up in 1971 to a carefully designed brand that aspires to be a world class transport system today.
- 100 Singapore icons: Brands that endure (2010) by Zhuang, Justin, CNNGo
A video interview with Jackson Tan, Vice-President of The Design Society, about an exhibition featuring 100 of Singapore’s logos and brands.
- Lest We Forget: The importance of history in Singapore and Malaysia Comics (2009) by Cheng Tju, Lim, International Manga Research Center
A historical background of editorial comics in Singapore.
- See this citys’ voice (2009) by Zhuang, Justin, Singapore Architect #251
An essay about the typefaces one sees in the city of Singapore.
- The Rise of Style: Singapore Architecture and Media (2006) by Tan, Kok Meng, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore 6, no. 1.
- Rotis Revolution in my head (2004) by Huang, Karen, Snog Blog
An investigation of the choice of Rotis for Singapore’s street signage.
DATABASES & ARCHIVES
- Malaysia Design Archive
A neighbouring country’s effort that inspired the setup of this SVA.
- POSTERS Database
An online resource set up by the National Archives of Singapore that contains posters of old Singapore.
- Singapore Public Art
An open database where you can find out more about the public art around the city.
- Singapore Comics Wiki
Find out the who’s who of Singapore’s comic artists.
- CS Philatelic Agency — Stamps of Singapore
A collection of Singapore stamps from 1948 till present.
- Type design in Singapore
A list of typefaces designed by Singaporeans as far back as 1991